3 Ways You Can Make Food a Place of Healing and Wholeness

It’s time to whet your appetite, tease your taste buds, and get you inspired! In a few weeks, I have a guest on the 4:13 Podcast who you will love, but before she joins us, I asked her to share some good stuff about food for the new year. I knew that if I was impacted by this, you will be too.

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My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has been uncovering delicious insights in her new book and Bible study, Taste and See: Discovering God Among Bakers, Butchers, and Fresh Food Makers, and I asked her to share a few with you here. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Pull up a chair … take it away, Margaret!

The dawn of the new year often stirs dreams and hopes and resolutions, but it can expose places of brokenness and pain too. For me, one of those spaces is food and my weight.

Where Cheese Squeaks and Heaven Came Down – FGF Highlights, Madison, WI

Have you ever had squeaky cheese? I had my first taste of Wisconsin’s squeaky cheese, plain and fried!  Also, we had a dusting of snow while we were there Friday evening – winter is near!

Thank you to Julie Hanson for taking such beautiful photos for us! To see the entire album on Facebook, click hereIf you joined in the fun at the photo booth, find your pictures here.

We just wrapped up our fifth Fresh Grounded Faith of the fall season, and it was a great weekend!  The Good Lord gave the vision of this conference to a 100-seating-church lady, Jeanne Wagner. She stepped out in faith and found our host venue High Point Church with Heather Thompson co-leading the event with her. It was such a blessing to see how the Lord used them mightily! I am so proud of them.

Sand in My Shoes and Joy in My Heart – FGF Highlights, Tampa Bay, FL

It was so fun being back in Florida — I grew up in that great state and I still have sand in my shoes!  The breeze was balmy and the women were as warm as that Florida sunshine. It was so sweet to be with old friends from college and family and dear women who I served with in ministry during the big hair days! God was with us.

Thank you to Chris Stevens and Corey Johnson for the beautiful photos! To see the entire photo album, click here. And those of you who joined in the fun at the photo booth can access your pics here.

Fighting Back with Joy and Sweet Tea – FGF Highlights, Lenoir City, TN

It is so good to be back in Fresh Grounded Faith season! What a fun group of ladies! I love those Tennessee sisters — they make me feel like I’ve come home to hang out with my BFFs that I haven’t seen in years. It was exactly what we needed for our first FGF this month. God is good.

Here are a few photos from our weekend. To see the entire album, click here. Thank you, Vicki Simmons, for the beautiful photos! Also, here are your photo booth pics. So fun!

Our volunteers rocked, as did their fearless leader, Sabrina Stamper. Big thanks to all of you! And while I’m at it, thank you to First Baptist Church Lenoir City and the four co-host churches for loving us so well.

And I had some of my favorite people with me this weekend…